Inside The Bills

Effectiveness of coaching evident

Posted by Chris Brown on September 30, 2013 – 11:46 am

When a team that is admittedly in its fledgling stages on offense with a rookie quarterback and has a secondary with its top four players out of the lineup can put together a winning performance against the Ravens following a subpar performance the week before you know Buffalo’s coaching staff is doing a lot of things right.

Whether it was offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and Doug Marrone choosing to go with an approach in stark contrast to the first three weeks with power run personnel groupings or secondary coach Donnie Henderson getting a beat up defensive backfield to play its best game of the season, Doug Marrone’s staff is making a difference.

Just hearing the mindset of the players convinces you of that fact.

“We’re going to bring it, regardless of the injuries,” said Mario Williams. “Last week, when I was asked the question, it was tough as far as how many guys were out and blah-blah. I told you we were going to bring it regardless. We hold our guys to a very high standard, that’s a straight reflection of the coaching staff we have here in place.”

And when you get comments like this from the opposition, you realize that a good coaching staff is probably worth two to four extra wins a season.

“They did a good job of having us off balance at first,” said Terrell Suggs of Buffalo’s offense. “When you have a team off balance you can open up the playbook, and that’s what they did.”


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